This small bay with palm-lined sand and clean, clear seas framed by forested headlands and rocky extremities is truly delightful. A stretch of road right on the beach side means there has been no unsightly developments. Club Med is to be congratulated on building a beachfront hotel which is almost invisible from the seaside. Indeed, their immaculate lawns are an enhancement. The view out to sea is dominated by Koh Poo (Crab Island) – apocryphally sold several times to enthusiastic but naive developers. Kata Beach boasts countless restaurants, including the world-famous Boathouse where you dine in fine style right on the beach.